This Body of Death by Elizabeth George

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Elizabeth George’s masterly novel brings Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley back onto centre stage in an intricate crime drama. While DI Thomas Lynley is still on compassionate leave after the murder of his wife, Isabelle Ardery is brought into the Met as his temporary replacement. The discovery of a body in a Stoke Newington cemetery offers Isabelle the chance to make her mark with a high profile murder investigation. Persuading Lynley back to work seems the best way to guarantee a result: Lynley’s team is fiercely loyal to him and Isabelle needs them – and especially Barbara Havers – on side. The Met is twitchy: a series of PR disasters has undermined its confidence. Isabelle knows that she’ll be operating under the unforgiving scrutiny of the media, so is quick — perhaps too quick — to pin the murder on a convenient suspect. The murder trail leads Lynley and Havers to the New Forest, and the eventual resolution of the case. Its roots are in a long-ago act of violence that has poisoned subsequent generations and its outcome is both tragic and shocking.


Reviewed by Newcomers

“Overall we all enjoyed it but it was slow to get into with all the stories coming together and slow to introduce Inspector Lynley Could have been cut/edited a bit. Characters were perhaps stereotyped?

star rating ***


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  1. Reviewed by Enjoying Books

    “This Inspector Lindley novel is set in London and around New Milton so has added interest. it is a long and complicated plot but you do want to know what happens. Don’t be put off by the child murder in the beginning; it is a small sub plot
    star rating ** 1/2


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